GWP Commission

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The GWP Commission acts as an advisory body to GWP. It consists of five Glendale residents who serve without compensation and are appointed by a majority of the City Council for three-year terms. Their duties are outlined in the Glendale Municipal Code.

Current Members


Manuel C. Camargo Jr. - President

Manuel C. Camargo Jr. is a public affairs and communications professional with more than 25 years of business experience. He currently serves as Principal Advisor of Public Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), where he leads public engagement on major initiatives for the investor-owned electric utility. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Cal Poly Pomona. Earlier in his career, he was a Partner at The Rogers Group, a top-10 independent PR firm where he led communications for major brands such as AT&T Wireless, Bosch, HealthNet, and Honda. His volunteerism presently includes serving on board of directors for Jumpstart, La Salle High School, and the Pasadena Casting Club (previously, for the Los Angeles Police Foundation, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and American Marketing Association). He is a longtime coach and referee for the local region of AYSO. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts from Cal Poly Pomona. A Glendale resident for 15-plus years, he and his wife Irene have two teenage children.

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Commissioner Lall (web)

Sarojini Lall - Secretary

Sarojini Lall serves as District Director for Assemblymember Laura Friedman, representing the 43rd District, including Glendale, Burbank, La Canada and parts of east Los Angeles and unincorporated LA County.  Previously, Sarojini was a public affairs consultant with Marathon Communications for seven years, working with a variety of business and nonprofit clients, including renewable energy developers.

Prior to her work in public affairs, Sarojini worked as a fundraiser for nonprofits, including the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and the American Film Institute.  She started her career in development at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Lall is an alumna of Smith College, and has a Master’s Degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London.  Prior to her appointment to the GWP Commission, Ms. Lall previously served briefly on the Commission on the Status of Women. She has lived in Glendale since 2001.

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Commissioner Avanessian (web)

Hrand Avanessian- Commissioner


Matthew Hale - Commissioner

Matt Hale was recently appointed to the Glendale Water and Power commission and serves as Policy Director for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian. Matt’s previous experiences include working as a legislative staffer for former Assemblymember Simon Salinas and Former Assemblymember Paul Krekorian. As a Legislative Consultant to Assemblymember Krekorian, Matt staffed a variety of legislation, tackling issues like intellectual property theft, campaign finance, securing free speech online, and, most significantly: sustainability, water conservation and renewable energy. From 2008 to 2009, Matt was the lead staffer for the Assembly’s Select Committee on Renewable Energy and AB 64, which was a prototype for the current Renewable Portfolio Standard in California. Over the course of staffing AB 64, Matt became an expert in energy policy and coordinated hundreds of stakeholders from some of the largest energy interests in California, and the world. When Assemblymember Krekorian won a seat on the Los Angeles City Council, Matt relocated to Southern California and currently staffs Councilmember Krekorian on the budget and on matters related to Energy and the Environment. Matt graduated from CSU Sacramento’s Government program in 2007. He has resided in Glendale since moving to Southern California.

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Attending a Commission Meeting

Glendale residents are encouraged to attend monthly GWP Commission meetings to share suggestions, compliments, complaints, ideas and provide feedback on our programs. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month in the Glendale City Council Chambers at 4:00 p.m., and usually last two hours.

Presentations made to the GWP Commission can be seen by viewing City of Glendale's Streaming Video Archive page.